Ngintaka Arts, NT
Private Collection, NT
Cooee Art, NSW
Lorna Peterman Napaljarri was born in 1958 and comes from Angus Downs which is located near Imanpa Community approximately 300km west of Alice Springs in Central Australia. This region is known as the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands (APY Lands) and Lorna is a Pitjantjatjara woman.
Lorna is both a jewellery crafter as well as a painter. Her artworks share bush tucker stories which depict Bush Onion, Yam and Honey Ant. Her necklaces are beautifully crafted using Ininti Seeds, bush seeds and pods as well as Gumnuts. Lorna will collect all the seeds and gumnuts which in itself can be a painstaking activity. She will then prepare the seeds by drying them out and heating hot wire to pierce the centre of the seeds to allow wool or string to be threaded. Lorna also decorates her necklaces with brightly coloured paints.
Traditionally both men and women would wear necklaces and other jewellery during ceremonies which relate to sexuality and fecundity.Share